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57478 No.117782   [Reply]

Saw this on another website just now, thought some here might be interested in supporting it.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/1007036228/model-citizens-a-model-railroading-documentary-in

>> No.117793  
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>film school hipster going out of her way to document model train enthusiasts
>raised only $4,500 of her $30,000 goal
>two weeks to deadline


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276945 No.117745   [Reply]

... save/own/preserve just one high speed train (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_high-speed_trains), which one would you choose?

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>> No.117752  

A UAC Turbo Train. The original Murrican high-speed, and still the fastest.

>> No.117757  

>>117752
Isn't the fastest thing to ever run on US tracks that crazy NYC "welding mask" RDC PR stunt?
I don't even think the Turbos were ever geared for anything above 100mp/h outside of the 150 run near Kingston and the 180 run on the NEC.

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I genuinely think the N700 shink is the best looking HST ever, even beating the 500 series. There's so much subtlety in the design, but it comes off as a beautiful whole.

>> No.117760  

The UAC Turbo Train.

Sadly I don't have a time machine. ;_;

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>>117758
Looks like the area in front of Mt Fuji with the rice fields. And yes I'd agree. It just looks so seamless compared to the E5. And on a hardware level, the acceleration is still unmatched in service. Although the JR500 has a special place in one's heart, almost being the Concorde of trains - loud, rounded, cramped interior, fuckin fast and a crazy profile.

>tfw the one day you go out there to take photos after a long but worthwhile walk from Shinfuji because you didn't know Yoshiwara station existed, the clouds are blocking it
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>>117757

>Isn't the fastest thing to ever run on US tracks that crazy NYC "welding mask" RDC PR stunt?

Correct you are! Unless you count things like rocket sleds.

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Everyone wants the Fastteck 360.

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>>117745
No contest found here. I would do all of the above to this beast in a heartbeat.

As it stands the best I can hope for is Oovee releasing their Railworks version soon.

>> No.117783  

>>117779
It's coming, one of the devs was poking around on the Train Fever forum yesterday.

>> No.117792  

>>117777

>tfw Fastech 360 got the Bad End


No.117654   [Reply]

Out of the RSS reader:

http://www.therailengineer.com/2014/08/18/nothing-commend-them/

http://www.railjournal.com/index.php/rolling-stock/germany-updates-emc-standards-for-rolling-stock.html?device=auto
http://www.railjournal.com/index.php/europe/testing-set-to-start-on-erfurt-%E2%80%93-leipzig-halle-hsl.html?device=auto

http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/single-view/view/buenos-aires-line-b-upgraded-for-ex-madrid-fleet.html
http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/single-view/view/greentech-shunter-on-show-at-innotrans.html

http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/freight/short-lines/omnitrax-canada-suspends-cbr-moves.html
Nhttp://www.railwayage.com/index.php/passenger/light-rail/dart-links-lrt-to-d-fw-airport.html

http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newstwo-dead-in-union-pacific-freight-train-crash-in-arkansas-4345926

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>> No.117767  

>>117764
Relax, dude. It's a tight nit group here. We're all homies and pals even with you. :)

There's no need rag on somebody just because you don't like their style. Pioner Minuer means well and I like reading some of his stories. Live and let live, brah.

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>>117676
In hearing out anonymous, perhaps it would be best to keep all these threads together in one post. Those who want, have theirs. Those who do not, well it's all in one spot at least.

I fall into the middle, I like these feeds sometimes, sometimes not. But I feel for everyone the best way is to keep all these posts together.

Picture not related, butt she says "sexy BMW" is not about her car.

The strange cars you find at Costco.

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>>117774
I wasn't kidding about Costco.

>> No.117780  

>>117767
I'm sure he means well, but it is poor form to simply post links to random news stories on an image board. I encourage having a thread for the topic of current railway related events, but starting new threads solely consisting of links all the time is not necessary.

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>>117764

>lookleft

>>117780
>>117774

A dedicated thread (sticky, maybe?) for RR news and links would probably be the ideal solution.

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>>117781

That would be the ideal for all.

>> No.117787  

1chan News, featuring The Icelander and Backwards Amtrak. Lol

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Let us do it, friends! Let us have a sticky or other thing for the sharing of railroad news and railroad news accessories!

>>117785

As long as we're posting museum pieces, I stopped by to see this old lady today.

>> No.117790  

>>117775 O.O since WHEN does VW make a pickup??

>> No.117791  

>>117790

Didn't they have a pickup version of the ol' hippie van?



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3850832 No.117604   [Reply]

Found this in the Sunday Chicago Tribune...

1chan.net/rail as a business?

It's more likely than you think.

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>> No.117615  

>>117614
Dem fancy cameras and radios, mang.

>> No.117619  

>>117604

I like the idea. We're not just fanboys. There's money to be made in our fandom.

>>117614

Whitey got fancy shit that can be converted at the pawn shop to crack money.

>> No.117636  

>>117606
It's totally unrealistic alright.

>> No.117637  

>>117612

>Found on /k/

sounds legit then

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>>117637

Yes.

>> No.117642  

>>117637
I find it hard to believe myself

>A man living in Chicago visiting a weapons board.

It's the stuff of fairy tales.

>> No.117643  

>>117642

>implying it isn't a bunch of crossposting suburban dwelling /pol/acks
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>/pol/acks
>> No.117670  

>>117651
I do care. About the shitty cropping of your pic, that is.

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>>117642

Perhaps you should check out Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle.
Picture of the prince's room.
To think he has a fully functional muzzle loading blunderbus in his castle.



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155616 No.117784   [Reply]

Who are your favorite railroad historians?

I have a few:

-David Myrick for his extensive coverage of Nevada and Arizona railroads in particular

-John Signor for his Southern Pacific books

-George W. Hilton for his Interurban and Narrow Gauge books

-Donald B. Robertson for his excellent 4-volume "Encyclopedia of Western Railroad history"

Obviously my focus is on the Western US but I'd love to hear other people's input on other authors and regions.

>> No.117786  

Jim Frederickson!



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222019 No.117550   [Reply]
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pre-bonnet

also, Amtrak-fail

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>>117576

'betterer pic is better'

>> No.117703  

>>117574 PFFFF XDDDDD 855

>> No.117731  

>>117571
Dear MBTA, I hate your livery, and your trains are always dirty. Wash your shit.

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>>117703

>Sloth

you best be slummin' boi

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Thalys thursday?

Brace yourself, it's almost phriday.

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we chose not to spring for it...the local between Rome and Naples was fine. Sadly, Naples was a disappointment. good trains, tho.

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oops. not a Thalys! it's red, tho. like I said: cool trains.



No.117733   [Reply]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVMNspPc8Zc

TSB Canada just released a video showing a recreation of the Lac Megantic accident. I would appreciate it if a mod could embed this.

>> No.117738  

There was a caboose in the middle of the engine consist?

>> No.117739  

Also, @2:10 it sounds like they ripped the brakes sound effect from TTTE

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>>117738
Yeah well sort of. They weren't being used as cabooses but rather holding remote control equipment.

"The train was composed of five head-end locomotives, one remote-control "VB" car (a former caboose) used to house the Locotrol equipment necessary for MMAfs single engineer train operation,..."

>> No.117751  

>>117750
So, more ammo against one-man operation/PTC?

>> No.117755  

>>117751
There's no pressure to install PTC in Canada so not really ammo against that.
However this will probably dissuade CP and CN from running one man crews.

>> No.117763  

>>117751
Will you please stop equating PTC with one-man operation? That's not what it's supposed to do. Yes, some penny-pinching manager will try to abuse it that way until there's another horrible wreck, but there's nothing PTC could've done to prevent the Lac Mergantic disaster--except to alert the dispatcher of a potential runaway before the air completely petered out. Chatsworth forced the PTC mandate, and Spuyten Duyvil confirmed it's necessity. Lac Megantic just proved that you can have huge loss of life even without passengers. ONE MAN OPERATION IS AN INVITATION TO BEND OR BREAK SAFETY RULES, AND EVEN PTC CANNOT PROVIDE THE OVERSIGHT REQUIRED FOR FULL COMPLIANCE. PTC might spot something amiss before it becomes a clusterfuck--but don't rely on it. You and I both know there will be another one-man "crew" disaster after PTC is installed. Take action NOW to make sure PTC is not abused that way. But PTC is long overdue, and an essential technology to take railroading to the next level.

>> No.117765  

>>117763
It's too late, Corny. It's already happening. Railroads don't want to shell out the big bucks setting up PTC if they can't at least kick the conductor out of the cab. It's a shame and I hate it. Riding jobs are so nice and fun when you have a friendly engineer.

BNSF has already laid the ground work for this in the Pacific NW and other Class I's are sure to follow suit.

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>>117765

Always remember my boy, UTU SUCKS.

>> No.117772  

>>117769
Yep, yep, yep... conductors should've switched to the BLE (no T at the time) back when 2-man crews became the norm.



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16097 No.117603   [Reply]

Is this even a real website?
If so, what are your favorite trains

>pic unrelated
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>> No.117721  

>>117720
I emailed him once about a year and half ago. Seemed like a nice guy.

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>all these #chan oldfags

I'm curious what do you folks think of 4chan in its current state when compared to when most of you started browsing it?

>> No.117743  

>>117742

Obligatory /B/ WAS NEVER GOOD

>> No.117744  

>>117742
Not as good as it used to be.

Of course, we've been saying that since it was two days old...

>> No.117746  

>>117744
What about /n/ though was it ever not infested with a load of cyclists?

>> No.117753  
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/N/ is just a bunch of bike hipsters.

/A/, /B/, and /V/ grew cancerous over the years.

/C/ has always been solid.

I really like /POL/.

>> No.117756  

>>117753

>liking the tinfoil board that leaks into every other board

pls no

>> No.117761  

>>117753
/n/ is okay.
/pol/ is loads of fun
/tv/ is hilarious sometimes
I used to be a gigantic and awful troll on /sp/
/k/ can be alright
/ck/ will make you the happiest man in the world and then break your heart into a million pieces
/soc/ is horrendous

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>>117753
>>117756
/pol/ you say?

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>>117721

He is. I sent him a monorail pic from Disney world.



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23903 No.117683   [Reply]

Is wearing train-related apparel in public autistic?

Thanks.

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>> No.117713  

>>117710
I don't think it's so bad if it's something simple like a company's logo.

>> No.117717  

Wearing train-related apparel in public (as long as it isn't too loud) isn't autistic. Being autistic about it sure is, though.

>> No.117723  

>>117713
If a company wants me to advertise for them, they better pay me.

>> No.117724  

>>117723
I feel very much the same way. Most of my clothing is just single colored shirts, but I can understand if you're passionate about something. Maybe you're a huge BNSF or UP buff and you want to wear a shirt. I can't fault somebody for that.

>> No.117729  

>>117688 -- Classy, indeed. And this from a bloke known to wear tees outdoors at -5C/23F.

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>>117710 That's okay. Some people don't like tees, some people do. If you think it's sad, that's okay. It's just your single opinion. I will continue wearing it with pride, if only to troll you in your lonely fantasy.

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>>117723
>>117724
What about wearing apparel related to fallen flags that you like? It's not like you are promoting an active corporation.

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Guys, nobody expects a Beau Brummel fashion statement from the t-shirt and baseball cap crowd. But try finding a nice necktie and/or handkerchief that doesn't brand the white-collar rail fan as a total dork.

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>>117737

Don't worry. Got that area covered as well. The collection is small still, but it will grow in time.

>> No.117762  

>>117736
Completely okay in my book.



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100188 No.117715   [Reply]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regina_(train) -- 11.5 feet wide? Enough for five-across in second class.

>> No.117741  

Oh wow, that thing's even wider than the E1 Shinkansen

>> No.117754  

Gotta cram all those immigrants in!

>> No.117759  

>>117754
toppest of keks



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